Re: Vorfuehrungen LinuxTag

Subject: Re: Vorfuehrungen LinuxTag
From: Roland Rosenfeld (
Date: Wed Jun 14 2000 - 11:53:41 CEST

Alexander Reelsen schrieb am Dienstag, den 13. Juni 2000:

> > habt ihr euch mal ueberlegt, was auf dem Stand vorgefuehrt werden
> > soll? Oder wollt ihr nur 10 Rechner hinstellen und Linux generell
> > zeigen?

I thought about bb and was able to build this package on the alpha
with a small patch, but it doesn't run stable on alpha but segfaults
after a minute. So bb should run on a different machine (preferably a

Are there other demo applications available?

> Digital AlphaStation 200 4/166 ---> potato from Roland Rosenfeld

Small addition: I'm not completely sure, whether I will stay for all
four days in Stuttgart. But maybe we find a way to work this

> - Roland, is that Alpha the same I saw during the "Braunschweiger
> Linuxtage"? If it is, I won't ask Andreas Schuldei about it.

No, I wasn't in Braunschweig, so this wasn't my machine (but maybe a
similar one). If you need more information about the machine, see

> First of all, my intent had been to show some debian package
> managers, which are not natively debian, like sl-stormpkg and the
> corel tool, along with gnome-apt (if it still exists), dselect, capt
> and stock dpkg.

Last year the Hurd PC was a publicity magnet, so it would be great if
someone with a Hurd PC (and Hurd knowledge!) would be there.

> Then, of course, presenting X with lots of free apps (you remember
> my expression above? ;)) like AbiWord, GIMP, Sawfish, GNOME. For
> this one a powerful PC with some RAM is needed.

Don't forget Mozilla. It needs much RAM, but it is a powerful web
browser, which also runs on non-i386 machines.

> I'm sure I missed a lot of things... be creative. :)

What about demos of games? For example pingus (but this doesn't seem
to be in the distribution at the moment)...

> > Re Rechner: Macht euch bitte klar, wieviel Platz auf dem Stand
> > ist und wieviel Platz Rechner und Tische brauchen.
> Yes. We will. Not to forget the size of big monitors.

The AlphaStation is quite handy, because it's in a small desktop case,
where the monitor can be placed on top.



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